Switzerland: The alpine state is running out of electricity, blackouts are threatened – politics

Towards the end of winter, electricity becomes scarce everywhere in Europe. The situation in Switzerland is particularly critical: because the relationship with the EU is worse than it has been for a long time, there is no electricity agreement. In the worst case, the lights will go out in spring 2025.


Isabel Pfaff, Bern

Measured in terms of CO₂ emissions, the energy mix in Switzerland Let yourself be seen: More than 58 percent of the electricity produced in the Swiss Confederation comes – thanks to the mountainous surface – from hydropower plants. Nuclear energy follows with almost 33 percent. The small remainder of less than ten percent comes from fossil fuels, waste incineration, wind and sun.

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